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Sephora Australia Adds Asian Cosmetics Brand Luscious

The brand is now looking for an investor or partner to help fund future growth.

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Government and Trade

Customs Brokers Strike in Pakistan

One of the major demands of the strikers is for the Federal Board of Revenue to remove a new 8 percent sales tax that has been imposed on the industry.

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Denim jean production at Azgard 9 in Lahore, Pakistan.


Pakistani Mills Deal With Price Issues as Exports Rise

Growth has been spurred by the duty savings on Pakistan exports achieved under the Generalized System of Preferences Plus program granted by the European Union in January 2014.

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Inside an Artistic Denim mill in Karachi.

Government and Trade

EU’s GSP-Plus Status Bolsters Pakistan’s Exports

Exports have increased over 20 percent.

clock February 23, 2015Mahlia S. Lone

Containers being used as roadblocks in Lahore.

Government and Trade

Pakistan Mills See Blockade Easing

The protest march from Lahore in Punjab to the capital Islamabad caused disruptions in textile shipments starting Aug. 8.

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A Better Cotton supervisor visits a cotton field in Pakistan.


Better Cotton Growing Market Share and Awareness

Better Cotton is on target toward becoming a sustainable mainstream commodity.

clock August 11, 2014Mahlia S. Lone

Shahkam Industries, a knitwear mill in Lahore.

Government and Trade

Pakistan to Benefit From EU Trade Status

GSP Plus lowers duties on textile, apparel exports.

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The Nishat Dyeing and Finishing mill in Lahore, Pakistan.


Pakistan Mills Push Better Cotton

The Better Cotton Initiative aims to transform cotton production worldwide by developing it as a sustainable mainstream commodity.

clock August 12, 2013Mahlia S. Lone

Trucks in  traffic jam on Karachi highways.

Government and Trade

Pakistan Trucker Strike Drags On

Goods are stuck on highways and at ports.

clock December 12, 2012Mahlia S. Lone

Sapphire Mills in Lahore.

Government and Trade

Pakistan’s Textile Industry Playing a Balancing Act

Country is looking to upgrade its image amid safety issues and travel restrictions.

clock October 1, 2012Mahlia S. Lone


Controversy Goes On Over Pakistan Fire

Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Sunday that terrorism may be responsible for the fire.

clock September 17, 2012Mahlia S. Lone

People in search of bodies and survivors on the third floor.

Government and Trade

Owners of Plant in Deadly Pakistan Blaze Turn Up

Sindh Provincial Minister for Industry and Commerce Rauf Siddiqui resigns as investigation mounts.

clock September 16, 2012Mahlia S. Lone

The building that caught fire on Tuesday night, the next day.

Government and Trade

Pakistan Factory Fire Stirs Global Outcry

Murder charges have been brought against the fugitive owners of Ali Enterprises, a garment manufacturer where a fire this week led to the deaths of 264 workers.

clock September 14, 2012Mahlia S. Lone and Kristi Ellis and Arthur Friedman

A Kamal Group factory in Faisalabad

Government and Trade

Pakistan Mills Battle for Market Share

The country’s value-added textile exports decreased 9.8 percent in the four months through May, while exports of competitors have increased.

clock July 3, 2012Mahlia S. Lone

The Crescent Bahuman denim mill.

Government and Trade

Pakistan to Benefit From WTO Waiver

According to government estimates, the country’s textile exports are expected to rise by about $500 million this year due to the concession.

clock March 26, 2012Mahlia S. Lone

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